Silver Fork Lodge — a lost history
I grew up in the Kyburz area in the 1960s. I actually lived closer to Silver Fork Lodge, which use to reside about a mile or so on the Placerville side of Kyburz. Longtime residents of this same area were the Roundtrees who owned Silver Fork Lodge at one time. Eugene H. Roundtree and his wife Pat were the owners.
This lodge is a huge part of my past and I am very disappointed in the fact that there seems to be little to no history about this particular roadhouse in any records of this area. There actually are no records recorded about its existence that I’ve found. I’m just so frustrated with this fact and confused as to why this is. I have a postcard from the 1960s of the lodge but cannot seem to find any other sources of information on Silver Fork Lodge.
So, I just wanted to voice my frustration even though I am not sure anyone can do anything about it. So, please let me know what you think.
Doug Noble writes:
A short distance further is McMurtrys, and then Saul Perrin’s Roadhouse at Silver Fork.
Saul Perrin’s Roadhouse was a thriving business during the early 1860s when the road was end to end with freight wagons heading to and from Virginia City.
Since Silver Fork is where Brockliss Grade rejoined Highway 50, all of the traffic passed by Perrin’s. In the early part of the 20th century, the roadhouse would be replaced by the Silver Fork Inn.